For Kids

Fortunately, by Remy Charlip (New York: Macmillan, 1987).This is an absolute must for young readers. It's a model on changing your unfortunates to fortunates.Ages 4 to 9.

I Made a Mistake, by Miriam Nerlove (New York:Atheneum, 1985). A young child recognizes,"It's okay to make a mistake."Ages 4 to 8.

Nobody Is Perfick, by Bernard Waber (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971).A young boy finally realizes through much trial and error that nobody is "perfick," including himself.Ages 5 to 8.

Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! by Stephen Manes (New York: Bantam-Skylark, 1991). Milo finds a book at the library on "how to be the perfect person!" He follows the directions carefully and finally learns the message in the end: "Being perfect is boring! Besides you're already perfect just being yourself!"Ages 9 to 12.

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